Caption: From left, Peter Galli, Group Director of Corporate Communications, Thiraphong Chansiri, CEO, Ludovic Garnier, CFO, and Kalvalee Thongsomaung, Head of Investor Relations with the awards from the 2021 Global Banking and Finance Awards.
BANGKOK - November 26, 2021 – Thai Union Group PCL. has been recognized for its leadership and performance with five awards across multiple categories at the 2021 Global Banking & Finance Awards®.
The Company received awards for Best Group CEO in Asia, Best New Group CFO in Thailand, Group Head of IR Newcomer of the Year in Thailand, CSR Award: Leading Company in Building Community Resilience in Thailand and Best Investor Relations Company in Asia.
The Global Banking & Finance Awards® recognize companies which demonstrate excellence in financial performance, strategy, innovation, achievements, and progressive and inspirational changes within their sectors. The awards were hosted by Global Banking & Finance Review®, a leading, regional financial portal and online/print magazine for institutional investors, financial analysts, and senior management across Asia and in Fortune 500 companies.
Thai Union was recognized in the following categories:
Group CEO Thiraphong Chansiri was named Best Group CEO in Asia for his strong leadership in driving growth strategies and innovation under the theme of “Healthy Living, Healthy Oceans” to drive new, value-enhancing businesses and to bring Thai Union to a new frontier in the seafood industry.
Group CFO Ludovic Garnier was named Best New Group CFO in Thailand for driving the Company’s Blue Finance portfolio as part of its global sustainability strategy, SeaChange®, to link financing to projects that benefit the planet’s oceans, diversify the Company’s investor pool to new markets, and strengthen its financial position.
Head of Investor Relations Kalvalee Thongsomaung was named Group Head of IR Newcomer of the Year in Thailand for her efforts in driving new IR strategies and communicating Thai Union’s 2025 corporate strategy roadmap to investors, which has been partly reflected in Thai Union’s improving share price performance this year.
CSR Award: Leading Company in Building Community Resilience in Thailand – for the Company’s continued support to local communities that were impacted by COVID-19, under the “Thai Union Cares” program, providing humanitarian and animal assistance in regions where Thai Union operates globally.
Best Investor Relations Company in Asia – for continued engagement with local and foreign investors amid the global pandemic, strengthening investor communication, and an ongoing commitment to putting the interests of shareholders first.
About Thai Union
Thai Union Group PCL is the world’s seafood leader, bringing high quality, healthy, tasty and innovative seafood products to customers across the world for more than 40 years.
Today, Thai Union is regarded as one of the world’s leading seafood producers and is one of the largest producers of shelf-stable tuna products with annual sales exceeding THB 132.4 billion (US$ 4.2 billion) and a global workforce of more than 44,000 people who are dedicated to pioneering sustainable, innovative seafood products.
The company’s global brand portfolio includes market-leading international brands such as Chicken of the Sea, John West, Petit Navire, Parmentier, Mareblu, King Oscar, and Rügen Fisch, Thai-leading brands SEALECT, Fisho, Qfresh, Monori, Bellotta and Marvo, and ingredient and supplement brands UniQ™BONE, UniQ™DHA and ZEAvita.
As a company committed to innovation and globally responsible behavior, Thai Union is proud to be a member of the United Nations Global Compact, and a founding participating company of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF). In 2015, Thai Union introduced its SeaChange® sustainability strategy. Find out more at seachangesustainability.org. Thai Union’s on-going work on sustainability issues was recognized when the company was listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI) for the eighth consecutive year in 2021 and ranked number two in the world on the Food Products Industry Index. Thai Union was also named to the FTSE4Good Emerging Index for the fifth straight year in 2020.